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Not sure where to put this so feel free to move it if needed.
An exhibition game between the Vienna Capitals and the HK Nitra was cancelled due to the game becoming too violent. I believe this HK Nitra plays in the Slovak Extraliga. Vienna plays in the Austrian League. The only player I recognize from the two rosters is Kyle Baun who was traded to Toronto in the Plekanec trade.
Pretty gross stuff. More videos located in the yahoo link.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Single Game Ticket Sale Date
August 14, 2016, 03:59:22 PM
Does anyone have a clue when the tickets will be going on sale this year? I need to find 6 tickets to the Nov 5th game against Vancouver. I know that the chances are slim, but before I pay more than what the tickets are worth, I want to try getting at least a couple of them.

Hi everyone,

My daughter is entering Novice this year and would love to attend a summer hockey camp. She's a pretty good little 7 year old with pretty good skate speed but needs some help with her puck handling skills.

We are in Sudbury, but have access to a Condo from work if needed. Due to the lack of credible schools up here(especially for girls), I was wondering if there was any schools that people here have used. She'd love to do a girls only school but we're open to anything that comes highly recommended.

Any experiences is greatly appreciated. I was looking at the Leafs camp but I wasn't sure if that was more of a fan experience thing(like the one here in Sudbury was for the Wolves) or if it was an actual full on learning experience that worked on the skills needed.

Anyways, like I said, any help is appreciated.


The men who will lead Canada into Sochi are set to be unveiled on Monday.

TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger has learned that Hockey Canada will announce its men's coaching staff for the 2014 Olympics on Monday.

The staff will be comprised of Detroit Red Wings head coach Mike Babcock, Dallas Stars head coach Lindy Ruff, Boston Bruins' Claude Julien and St. Louis Blues Ken Hitchcock.

Marlies & Prospect Talk / Marlies Score an Easy One.
December 31, 2012, 01:28:24 PM
This is a weird one. Watch the goalie blow past the Marlie player as he skates through the neutral zone. Apparently the ref had his hand up to make a call. The goalie thought it was against Toronto so he skated to the bench for the extra attacker. Apparently it wasn't against Toronto :)


QuoteTORONTO -- Brett MacLean was in the prime of his life.

Just 23 years old and coming off a 25-goal season in the American Hockey League, MacLean was working towards a full-time spot with the Phoenix Coyotes this summer when he joined some friends in Owen Sound, Ont., for a pick-up game.

Little did he know, it would be the last time he pulled on skates as a professional.

"I remember going to the arena and going on the ice and that's it," MacLean said during a recent interview. "I guess 40 minutes in I made a pass and just collapsed."

He was experiencing sudden cardiac arrest. In top physical shape, and with no history of heart disease, MacLean's life hung in the balance. The survival rate in Canada for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests is just five per cent.

Fortunately for MacLean, there were people around who started acting quickly. Two fellow players performed CPR until a local firefighter could retrieve the arena's automatic external defibrillator -- better known as an AED -- and shock him back to life.

Paramedics soon arrived and he was eventually airlifted to a hospital in London.

"I was lucky," said MacLean. "It just kind of shows that it can happen to anyone."

The miracle that saved his life was accompanied by news that he'd have to end his hockey career. With the cause of MacLean's cardiac arrest unknown, doctors inserted an implantable cardiac defibrillator, which will monitor his heart for abnormalities and prevent him from participating in contact sports.

However, MacLean had vowed to turn his experience into something positive before he was even discharged from hospital.

He quickly made contact with the Heart and Stroke Foundation through his Twitter account and took part in the launch of the charity's new awareness campaign last week in downtown Toronto. Just three months on from a life-altering event, he's willing to speak openly about what he went through and help spread the word on behalf of the foundation.

"The more people that know CPR, the more lives we're going to save," said MacLean.

Life has slowly started returning to normal for him. MacLean plans to eventually enroll in some courses with an eye on landing a job in the sports industry, and feels well enough physically to be able to run.

He even returned to the ice for a light skate recently and is thrilled to be exercising again.

"Obviously, I was a little cautious the first time," MacLean said. "But more than being nervous I think I was just excited to do things I did before and move back to being myself."

One of the lasting memories he'll take from the experience is the outpouring of support he received from the hockey community. MacLean called it "overwhelming."

A former second-round pick of the Coyotes, he realized his childhood dream of playing in the NHL during a 13-game stint with Phoenix in 2010-11 and five games with the reborn Winnipeg Jets at the start of last season.

He was eventually reclaimed on waivers by Phoenix and spent the rest of the year with AHL Portland. However, the organization still viewed the six-foot-two winger as a potential full-time NHL player.

"We still held out some hope that he could help us down the road," said Coyotes GM Don Maloney. "Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. But the good thing is he's healthy and he can get on with his life."

MacLean is doing just that. Equally as amazing as the actions that led to his life being saved is his willingness to move forward and not feel sorry for himself.

"When I was in the hospital, I had a tough time with why this happened to me," said MacLean. "I've worked hard my whole life and I've eaten well and done the right things. ... But now I look at it like at least I'm still here and at least I'm healthy.

"I'm looking at the bright side. If I can help other people in the future then it's all worth it."